Officers & Directors


Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Brad R. Dinsmore
Brad R. Dinsmore
President & Chief Executive Officer
Brad R. Dinsmore

Brad R. Dinsmore joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp in 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its subsidiary, Pacific Mercantile Bank. Mr. Dinsmore has 32 years of banking experience and most recently served as Corporate Executive Vice President for SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore had responsibility for Consumer Banking, Small Business Banking, Private Wealth Management and Digital Banking. At SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore was part of the executive leadership team that led the turnaround of one of the largest banks in the United States. Mr. Dinsmore was previously Head of U.S. Retail Banking for Citigroup based out of New York City. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dinsmore served in numerous senior roles at Bank of America including having responsibility for delivering products and services to more than 12 million consumers and businesses in the Western half of the United States. Mr. Dinsmore earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University and completed additional studies at the University of Washington's Pacific School of Banking.

Robert S. Anderson
Robert S. Anderson
EVP / Interim Chief Credit Officer
Robert S. Anderson

Robert Anderson joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in 2013 as Executive Vice President/Asset Based Lending and was promoted to Chief Banking Officer in January 2017. During Mr. Anderson's time at the bank he has helped to build our asset-based lending division and has helped to pursue new growth opportunities through the development of new products and services and the entrance into new markets. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Anderson spent 17 years with Silicon Valley Bank, where he started his banking career. Mr. Anderson held various positions at Silicon Valley Bank, most recently overseeing the Orange County office, at which he was responsible for their banking and lending relationships in the technology, life science and clean tech markets.

Curt A. Christianssen
Curt A. Christianssen
EVP/Chief Financial Officer
Curt A. Christianssen

Curt A. Christianssen joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp and the Bank as Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2015, a role in which he had served on an interim basis since December, 2013. Until October 2018, he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Carpenter Community BancFund, a private equity-funded bank holding company, CCFW, Inc. d/b/a Carpenter & Company, a bank consulting firm, and Seapower Carpenter Capital, Inc., a broker/dealer subsidiary of CCFW. Prior to beginning in the interim role, Mr. Christianssen served in a similar interim role at Manhattan Bancorp and the Bank of Manhattan since 2012.  He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Carpenter Community BancFund since 1999. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Christianssen served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Development for Dartmouth Capital Group and Eldorado Bancshares, Inc. From 1993 until its acquisition in 1996 by Eldorado Bancshares, Mr. Christianssen served as Chief Financial Officer of Liberty National Bank. Mr. Christianssen had previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Olympic National Bank from 1991 to 1993, as Chief Financial Officer of two financial institutions under the control of the Resolution Trust Corporation and as a Senior Management Consultant with the Ernst & Young firm. In addition, Mr. Christianssen served in a variety of financial positions with Continental Ministries and Colorado National Bancshares.

Maxwell G. Sinclair
Maxwell G. Sinclair
EVP/Chief Compliance Officer
Maxwell G. Sinclair

Maxwell G. Sinclair has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company and the Bank since January 2011. Prior to joining Pacific Mercantile Bank, Mr. Sinclair served as Vice President/Compliance and BSA Manager at Zions Bancorporation subsidiary California Bank & Trust from December 2005 to January 2011. During his five years at Zions Bancorporation (California Bank & Trust), Mr. Sinclair held various other positions in compliance and risk management. Mr. Sinclair has more than 23 years of experience in the banking industry, with most of his years of experience in compliance and audit and risk management.

Board of Directors

Edward J. Carpenter
Edward J. Carpenter
Chairman of the Board
Edward J. Carpenter

Edward J. Carpenter has served as the Chairman of the Board and a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. Carpenter is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter & Company and Chair of their Investment and Governance Committee. Since founding Carpenter & Company in 1974, he led the firm as it developed its financial institutions practice, its asset management, and its investment banking services. Mr. Carpenter has served as a member of legislative review committees for California and federal bank regulatory bodies including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. and on advisory boards for the California Department of Corporations and the California State Banking Department. Mr. Carpenter has served on the board of directors for numerous banks located throughout the nation. Mr. Carpenter also is a trustee of Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School and a member of the board of directors of the International Medical Corps. Mr. Carpenter is the past Chair of the California Institute, Vice-Chair of the California Statewide University Foundation and a board member of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Mr. Carpenter received his BBA from Loyola Marymount University and his MBA from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Carpenter was elected to our Board of Directors pursuant to an agreement granting the Carpenter Funds the right to designate three individuals for election to our Board of Directors, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement. Our Board of Directors has nominated Mr. Carpenter for reelection, although that agreement terminated on September 14, 2018. Mr. Carpenter's extensive career in various facets of the banking industry, along with his analytical, communication and managerial skills, his deep understanding of the banking industry and extensive contact with senior management of hundreds of banking companies and federal regulators are valuable attributes for our Board of Directors.

James F. Deutsch
James F. Deutsch
Director
James F. Deutsch

James F. Deutsch has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2018. Mr. Deutsch has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry and currently is a partner at Patriot Financial Partners, L.P., a private equity firm focused on investing in community banks, thrifts and financial services- related companies throughout the United States. Prior to joining Patriot Financial Partners, Mr. Deutsch was one of the founders and served as the President and CEO of Team Capital Bank, a private institution headquartered in Bethlehem, PA. Prior to Team Capital, Mr. Deutsch spent 25 years managing various lending groups including community bank lending, regional lending and national lending programs at Commerce Bancorp, Inc., Brown Brothers Harriman and Summit Bancorp. Mr. Deutsch was also responsible for managing and establishing investment banking, corporate finance, syndication and specialty lending groups at Commerce Bancorp. Mr. Deutsch has served on the boards of many civic and professional organizations during his career including serving as the Chair of The State Theatre, Valley Youth House, The Bethlehem YMCA and the Hugh Moore Historical Parks and Museums. He currently serves on the board of the Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council. Mr. Deutsch received his B.S. degree in Finance and his MBA from Lehigh University. Mr. Deutsch was elected to our Board of Directors and nominated for election pursuant to an Investor Rights Agreement with Patriot, which grants Patriot the right to designate one individual for election to our Board of Directors, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement. We entered into the Investor Rights Agreement with Patriot in connection with Patriot's purchase of 2,169,208 shares of our common stock and 1,467,155 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock from the Carpenter Funds. Mr. Deutsch's more than 40 years in the banking industry, which includes years of experience as an executive officer and in various director positions, brings extensive leadership and community banking experience to our Board, including executive management, risk, credit experience, risk assessment skills and public company expertise. As a Partner of Patriot Financial Partners, he also provides the perspective of a significant investor in the Company.

Brad R. Dinsmore
Brad R. Dinsmore
Director
Brad R. Dinsmore

Brad R. Dinsmore joined Pacific Mercantile Bancorp in 2019 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its subsidiary, Pacific Mercantile Bank. Mr. Dinsmore has 32 years of banking experience and most recently served as Corporate Executive Vice President for SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure at SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore had responsibility for Consumer Banking, Small Business Banking, Private Wealth Management and Digital Banking. At SunTrust, Mr. Dinsmore was part of the executive leadership team that led the turnaround of one of the largest banks in the United States. Mr. Dinsmore was previously Head of U.S. Retail Banking for Citigroup based out of New York City. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dinsmore served in numerous senior roles at Bank of America including having responsibility for delivering products and services to more than 12 million consumers and businesses in the Western half of the United States. Mr. Dinsmore earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University and completed additional studies at the University of Washington's Pacific School of Banking.

Shannon F. Eusey
Shannon F. Eusey
Director
Shannon F. Eusey

Shannon F. Eusey has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. Ms. Eusey is a Co-Founder of Beacon Pointe Advisors, LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Previously, Ms. Eusey served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Roxbury Capital Management, LLC. She was responsible for the socially responsible investments for several years at Roxbury. She served as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, as a Trustee for the Friends of the Girl Scouts Council of Orange County, and as a board member of the UCI Athletic Fund. She is a member of Orange County’s Young President Organization, sits on the CNBC Financial Advisors Council, and is part of ScratchWorks - a FinTech accelerator. She graduated from the University of California Irvine where she Played Division I Volleyball. She received her MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Business. Ms. Eusey's leadership experience in building Beacon Pointe Advisors into a $10 billion registered investment advisory firm brings a unique skill set to our Board of Directors where she will be able to provide keen insights into talent management, operations, marketing, business development, and FinTech.

Michael P. Hoopis
Michael P. Hoopis
Director
Michael P. Hoopis

Michael P. Hoopis has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Since March 2016, Mr. Hoopis is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of 4 Cornrs Business Advisory, LLC, a consulting company focusing on advising businesses, Boards and executives on strategic planning and value creation. Previously, Mr. Hoopis served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Targus Group International, Inc. (“Targus Group”), a worldwide leader in the manufacture and marketing of cases and accessories for laptop computers, tablets and e-readers, from 2006 to February 2016. In February 2016, Mr. Hoopis served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Targus Cayman Holdco Limited, the ultimate parent of Targus International LLC (“Targus International”), a newly formed operating company for the ongoing Targus assets. Prior to joining Targus Group, Mr. Hoopis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Water Pik Technologies, Inc. for seven years and was responsible for overseeing the spin-off and transition of Water Pik from a segment of Allegheny Teledyne to a public company in 1999. Prior to joining Water Pik, Mr. Hoopis held several executive management positions at Black & Decker from 1989 to1998, including President of Worldwide Household Products, Price Pfister, Inc. and Kwikset Corporation. Prior to joining Black & Decker, Mr. Hoopis held several management positions with Beatrice Foods Inc. Mr. Hoopis earned his B.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island. Mr. Hoopis was initially elected to our Board of Directors pursuant to an agreement granting the Carpenter Funds the right to designate three individuals for election to our Board of Directors, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement. Our Board of Directors has nominated Mr. Hoopis for reelection, although that agreement terminated on September 14, 2018. Mr. Hoopis's extensive leadership and managerial experience enables him to provide valuable insights to our Board of Directors into how to manage risk in a business environment.

Denis P. Kalscheur
Denis P. Kalscheur
Director
Denis P. Kalscheur

Denis P. Kalscheur has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2015. From January 2017 to November 2018, Mr. Kalscheur also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Avolon Holdings Limited, the third largest commercial jet aircraft leasing company in the world. From January 2016 to January 2017, Mr. Kalscheur served as Vice Chairman of Aviation Capital Group (“ACG”), a global commercial jet aircraft leasing firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Life, a leading U.S. headquartered life insurance enterprise, and a member of ACG's Board of Directors. Mr. Kalscheur served as ACG’s CEO and a Director from January 2013 to December 2016. Mr. Kalscheur served as SVP and Treasurer of Pacific Life from 2010 through 2012. Mr. Kalscheur also had significant board roles with College Savings Bank, a New Jersey chartered savings bank and wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Life, including serving as a Director (2002-2012), Audit Committee Chairman (2003-2007) and Chairman of the Board (2010-2012). Prior to joining Pacific Life, Mr. Kalscheur was a senior insurtech executive and held a number of executive officer roles in airline and aerospace industry firms. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Elsinore Aerospace, a global aviation engineering and certification, maintenance, modification and quality management company. He served as Chief Financial Officer of U.S. passenger airline AirCal and its parent, ACI Holdings. Mr. Kalscheur began his airline industry career as Vice President and Treasurer of Tiger International, a global diversified transportation company and its wholly owned subsidiary The Flying Tiger Line, a global cargo airline. He graduated with an MBA and BBA in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is an emeritus director of the Dean's Advisory Board. Mr. Kalscheur's extensive finance background and his decade of experience as a director of College Savings Bank adds sound industry experience to our Board of Directors.

Michele S. Miyakawa
Michele S. Miyakawa
Director
Michele S. Miyakawa

Michele S. Miyakawa has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2019. Ms. Miyakawa is a Managing Director and one of the founding members of Moelis & Company. At Moelis & Company, Ms. Miyakawa has served in multiple roles including COO of Global Advisory and most recently as Global Head of Human Resources, Head of Investor Relations and Marketing and Communications. Previously, Ms. Miyakawa was an investment banker with UBS, focusing on the technology, media and telecom sectors where she led assignments in merger and acquisition, recapitalization and restructuring, IPOs and capital financing. Prior to UBS, she was an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. She has served as a Director at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California and was a Trustee for the Center for Early Education. Ms. Miyakawa graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Science in Economics, and subsequently obtained her MBA from Harvard University. Ms. Miyakawa has over 25 years of experience in the finance industry as an investment banker and human resources leader, which brings valuable industry and management experience to our Board of Directors.

David J. Munio
David J. Munio
Director
David J. Munio

David J. Munio has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2015. Mr. Munio has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry. After many years in senior executive positions at First Interstate Bank, Mr. Munio's banking career culminated with five years of service as the Chief Credit Officer of Wells Fargo & Company. Following his retirement from Wells Fargo, he served as director and Chairman of the Credit Policy Committee of CapitalSource Bank prior to its merger in 2014 with Pacific Western Bancorp. Mr. Munio joined Wells Fargo in 1996 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer from 2001 until his retirement in 2006. In this role, he was responsible for all credit policy and oversight for the bank, and also served on the board of directors at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Mr. Munio joined Wells Fargo as a result of its acquisition of First Interstate Bank in 1996. During his 20-year career at First Interstate Bank, Mr. Munio served in a number of senior management positions including Executive Vice President - Credit Policy and Administration Manager from 1987-1996. Mr. Munio attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics. Mr. Munio's extensive finance background and management experience assist us in understanding the banking environment and will help us better serve our customers.

Stephen P. Yost
Stephen P. Yost
Director
Stephen P. Yost

Stephen P. Yost has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2013. He established Kestrel Advisors, a consulting firm that focuses on credit risk management for the banking and financial communities following his retirement from Comerica Bank in 2006. During his 40 plus years in banking, the vast majority of Mr. Yost’s career was in credit administration. He was a Regional Chief Credit Officer for Comerica Bank and the Executive in charge of its Special Assets Group for the Western Region. Mr. Yost was the Chief Credit Officer of Imperial Bank prior to its merger with Comerica. He was also a Senior Credit Officer with First Interstate Bank and Mellon Bank, N.A. Mr. Yost is a past director for Heritage Oaks Bancorp and subsidiaries, for Manhattan Bancorp (2006-2015) and subsidiaries, and Mission Community Bancorp (2010-2014). Mr. Yost chairs the directors’ Credit Policy Committee of Pacific Mercantile Bank and is a member of several other standing committees. Mr. Yost holds an MBA from the University of Santa Clara. Due to his extensive knowledge of bank lending and credit issues, Mr. Yost is a valuable addition to the Board and to the Board’s Credit Policy Committee, which is responsible for establishing lending policies, providing oversight of the Bank’s lending and credit functions and approving the larger loans made by the Bank.